ISL 2017: 5 best foreign signings this season
All the ISL teams have made up their respective squads for season four with almost every team filling up their foreign player quota of eight players. Along with the Indian stars, there is always an attraction towards the business done by the clubs in luring experienced foreign faces to the country. This is what makes the league more prominent and help it reach the masses.
ISL season 4 will feature some of the biggest names that the country has ever seen. It has caused the anticipation for the league to smash roofs with big stars such as Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane all set to make their debut in India. Along with some marquee signings, clubs have gone on to make some astute buys in the transfer market to make up their team composition.
With all the teams being done and dusted with their business, let us take a look at the five best foreign signings done by ISL clubs: (The rankings are done on the basis of five criteria namely: Age, Career span, Experience in Asia, Experience in India and Trophies won)
#5 Emiliano Alfaro
FC Pune City lacked a calm head in front of goal last season. Despite playing well under Antonio Habas, the Stallions fell short because of a lack of goals. The management has gone on to strengthen their weak areas and have acquired one of the premier forwards from the last season.
Emiliano Alfaro, the Uruguayan hitman, was one of the best players of ISL 2016 and was also the top scorer for NorthEast United. Alfaro is a smart player who can finish off moves with ease, having played with Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin for Uruguay some years ago. Many clubs were eyeing Alfaro and by taking him on board, FC Pune City have made a big statement.